Ms. Shaw's class working on Bowls For Beds fundraiser...
Photo courtesy of the Orillia Packet and Times
Grade Nine Students visit the War Memorial in Niagara Falls
FIRST TWIN LAKES DUTCH EXCHANGE TRIP A CULTURAL ODYSSEY Our first Dutch Exchange Trip 2015 was a resounding success! 18 students from Twin, OD, and PF traveled to The Netherlands, Belgium and France, to experience an incredible cultural adventure, from May 8-18. The trip was organized by a staff team made up of Mr. Kooy from Twin, Mr. Jackson from ODPark, and Carol Tudhope, tour operator of Maple Memories, along with her husband Roger Tudhope. We spent 5 days in Terneuzen with our Dutch exchange school (ZSC), where our students enjoyed reconnecting with their Dutch "brothers and sisters" they met here in February. Then we travelled to Brussels, Ypres, Vimy, Versailles and Paris, immersing ourselves in the rich, varied cultures surrounding us. Special thanks to Carol Tudhope, who put together a truly exceptional tour with our students' interests and safety as top priorities. We also thank our students' parents for helping to make the trip possible, and participating in our fundraising efforts, and we are grateful to our administration for their enthusiastic support!
Congratulations to Betty Zhang - Young Woman of the Year 2015!
From the Orillia Packet and Times: A 98%-average student, Zhang consistently seeks advancement in the form of striving for higher goals in and out of school. She has won the Kiwanis Laws of Life junior and senior essay contests and a Grade 9 art award. She has a passion for mathematics. She placed third in the Lakehead junior math contest and participates in Waterloo’s annual contests. The Twin Lakes Secondary School student previously won the National Chinese Professional Association Award for Academic Excellence and Community Involvement.
Former Twin student, Sean Clendenning is named Athlete of the Year at Algoma University.
From the Algoma website: For the men, Sean Clendinning (Twin Lakes Secondary, Orillia) won the top honour. Clendinning is a second-year guard on the men's basketball team who averaged 7.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game this season. Clendinning is a great leader, role model, and example for the Thunderbirds program.
TLSS student Alyssa Black selected for Pan Am Games Torch Relay
TLSS student Alyssa Black has been selected as one of the Torch Bearers for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay. The torch relay will start in Canada on May 30th and will make its final stop on July 10th at the Opening Ceremony of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games. Congratulations Alyssa!